The airport tram would be something like this.


The Balearic government's transport plan to cover the period 2019 to 2026 envisages investment of 1,685 million euros. A key aspect of this is a significant expansion of the rail network. There is to be a new railway line to connect Palma and Llucmajor, the extension from Sa Pobla to Alcudia is back in the frame, and so is the revival of the line from Manacor to Arta. With the latter, the plan is to take it to Cala Millor and Cala Ratjada as well. In addition, a tram link to the airport from the centre of Palma is planned, as is one from Palma to Santa Ponsa. The previously highlighted metro extension to the ParcBit technology park is included in the plan, as is a further extension to Son Espases Hospital.

In presenting the broad outline of the plan yesterday, transport minister Marc Pons said that there is to be a change in the general transport model, with greater emphasis on public transport and less on building new roads. For Pons, "more roads mean more saturation". President Armengol added that the "ambitious" plan will "decongest" the road network, facilitate efficient alternatives to private transport and cut pollution.

Pons explained that after completing the metro extensions, the first priorities will be the train to Llucmajor, which will stop at the Fan Mallorca complex and Son Llàtzer Hospital, and the connection to the airport, which would also stop in Playa de Palma.

The director-general for transport, Jaume Mateu, drew attention to a further plan for fast lanes for "high occupancy" vehicles. These are to be on the Via Cintura, the MA-1 motorway to Palmanova and along the calle Aragon in Palma to the Avenidas.


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Steve Riches / Hace over 3 years

Re. comment below about a train line to Andratx - the topography is such that it'd probably need dozens of massive tunnels and bankrupt the island.


Ged / Hace over 3 years

I hope they have had the blessing of the taxi drivers. As anyone who has followed the transportation situation on Mallorca, nothing gets done without their say so.


Chris / Hace over 3 years

This sounds brilliant to me. I have made comments on here before about the airport needing more than just road links. I much prefer using public transport like this from airports. If they start to put the tourist tax towards this, I wont mind paying it, knowing I will get a benefit back on my holidays and that I am contributing to making the Island better for those that live there.


Henry James / Hace over 3 years

This is great news for Majorca,let's hope that the political will and the money to see it through is forthcoming.


Larry HENSON / Hace over 3 years

And a train line to Andratx?


M Irving / Hace over 3 years

Latest Spanish press reporting via Sra Armengol no money for new roads for Baleares over next ten years! Interesting to see what happen to the crazy new proposals for the Paseo Maritimo /via .Cintura.


HRH The Lager Khan / Hace over 3 years

I think I read that Palma is the biggest airport in Europe, and the only capital city airport, without a train/train link


M Irving / Hace over 3 years

Whilst at it, its high time they controlled airport traffic I.e. Drop off/ pick up area.Illegal parking in invalide areas, double/treble parking behind already occupied parking spaces (no sign of fines being issued) this happens 24hrs/day -Chaos ! Welcome and goodbye Mallorca -(if I can survive the pick up/ drop off area !!


M Irving / Hace over 3 years

Pipe Dreams ! Whilst the proposed expansion of the rail network is commendable if it takes as long as the secondary ring road to complete ( work through the winter has been slow to say the least, in fact the grafetti defacers have been more productive )- perhaps funds have been used elsewhere? They also seem to have forgotten to include a line via the football stadium -much needed to stop the illegal parking along the Cintura on match days .and leave police free for more important things


TJ / Hace over 3 years

What's the odds on the taxi mafia blocking it?